A Few Things to Think About
by James Glaser
February 11, 2008
This first one comes from YAHOO NEWS, dated Feb. 3, 2008.
It is supposed to be a war crime if an attacking country bombs the civilian infrastructure of a country. We, the United States, bombed Iraq's electrical generating plants, their water purifying plants, and their sewage treatment plants. Over five years later, none of them has been repaired to pre-war capacity.
This is what the foreign press is writing about John McCain. This quote comes from The Independent, in Britain.
Many Democrats believe that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will bring America back to where we were before George Bush was elected. Here is something to think on:
Clinton took direct aim at Obama and connects fairly solidly: "You said you would vote against the Patriot Act; you came to the Senate, you voted for it." Clinton is correct to say that Obama opposed the Patriot Act during his run for the Senate. She's relying on a 2003 Illinois National Organization for Women questionnaire in which Obama wrote that he would vote to "repeal the Patriot Act" or replace it with a "new, carefully crafted proposal." When it came time to reauthorize the law in 2005, though, Obama voted in favor of it. He started out opposing it: In Dec. 2005, Obama voted against ending debatea position equivalent to declaring a lack of support for the measure. Then in February of that year, Obama said on the floor that he would support the Patriot Act's reauthorization. In March 2006, Obama both voted for cloture and for the Patriot Act reauthorization conference report.
Clinton, by the way, followed exactly the same path on the 2005 bill, from speaking in opposition to voting for it.
Here is what Obama thinks about the size of our military:
This from Jack Cafferty:
I could have pulled countless quotes about Hillary and Huckabee too, but there are so many of them I couldn't choose. Just remember Hillary voted for Bush's war, and the Patriot Act, and is a true war hawk. Huckabee wants to change the United States Constitution so that it becomes a Christian Constitution, so there will be no separation of religion (Christian) and government.
There is a lot to think about before November. It wouldn't hurt you a bit to take a look at Ron Paul. I don't think he will be elected, but a vote for him can make you feel good about your vote. Otherwise, Democrat or Republican, there just isn't a whole lot to feel good about.
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